Rozzi announces $40,030 state grant for Reading Public Museum operations

READING, June 1 – State Rep. Mark Rozzi today announced a $40,030 Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission grant for The Foundation for the Reading Public Museum.

The Reading Public Museum has displays featuring science and civilizations, a planetarium and a 25-acre arboretum. It also offers educational programs for families, adults and children.

The money will augment its operations.

“Congratulations to all of the hard workers and volunteers at the Reading Public Museum,” said Rozzi, D-Berks. “They do an outstanding job of preserving and telling the story of our regional history and culture, and their work brings great credit upon everyone who calls Reading home.”

The PHMC awarded almost $2 million in grants to 141 eligible museums and official county historical societies from 57 Pennsylvania counties that met the following criteria:

  • Museums located in Pennsylvania with annual operating budgets exceeding $100,000 (excluding capital and in-kind services) and at least one full-time professional staff person.

  • Official County Historical Societies designated as the official historical society for the county.

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is the state’s official history agency.